Built to a Higher Standard - Advantech Flooring

Built to a Higher Standard

The International Code Council (ICC) Evaluation Service (ES) provides technical evaluations of building products for manufacturers that want to validate and qualify their products as having superior design properties. For years, Huber Engineered Woods has maintained an ICC-ES report for its engineered wood subfloor, AdvanTech flooring, to elevate it from other subfloors which only meet the PS-2 industry standard. The result? AdvanTech flooring was issued the Evaluation Service Report, ESR-1785, certifying that it has endured a battery of testing protocols that measure and ensure greater and consistent levels of panel strength, stiffness, and fastener holding power.

  • 62% better bending strength
    than PS-2 quality OSB or plywood panels of the same dimension1,2
  • 28% better bending stiffness
    than PS-2 quality OSB1,2
  • 16% better bending stiffness
    than PS-2 quality plywood1,2
  • 10% better fastener holding power
    than both PS-2 quality OSB and plywood5
Design Nail Withdrawl Chart

Design Bending Strength - Chart
Design Bending Stiffness

Built to a Higher Standard, ESR-1785. Click to View Report.       Click for White Paper

What does ESR-1785 mean for you…

Builders Homeowners Retailers Architects
  • Your reputation as a quality builder is safe when you install AdvanTech flooring panels - one of the highest performance flooring panels in the industry.
  • Less callbacks and homeowner complaints - a strong, stiff panel remains flat and reduces the risk of squeaks and pops.
  • You can deliver the solid floor that your homeowners desire.

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1. ICC ES Evaluation Service Report, ESR-1785.
2. 2012 edition of the AF&PA American Wood Council’s, Allowable Stress Design (ASD)/LRFD Manual for Engineered Wood Construction.
3. Based on independent market studies on brand usage.
4. Woelfel Research 2008.
5. APA Technical Topic TT-039C,Recommended Design Values for Nail Withdrawal from APA Plywood and OSB.